Two Ways to Root Android ONE Devices

James Davis

Sep 01, 2023 • Filed to: Latest News & Tactics • Proven solutions

Get familiar with Android ONE

Android ONE and Android, aren’t they the same?

There is no need for getting confused with Android and Android ONE. Android ONE is the "stock" version of Android OS developed and launched by Google in 2014. If you do not have Android ONE as your OS in your device, then most probably the Android OS you have is a modified version that mobile handset manufacturers offer with their devices. Android ONE is simple, secure, and smart, with fresh OS updates.

Main features of Android ONE

  • It has a neat and bloatware free simple interface.
  • It ensures security through Google Play Protect.
  • It is a smart OS, well optimized to support Google Assistant and other services from Google.
  • Android ONE is fresh, with its promised software updates for two years. Usual Android devices have updates depending on OEMs.
  • It predefines the hardware standards, bringing down the extra work.
  • It brings cost effective devices, with the basic and reliable OS.

Benefits of rooting Android ONE

Here in this section we will discuss the benefits of rooting an Android ONE device:

  • A rooted device performs better as you have more free memory.
  • Android ONE rooting will stop the popup Ads coming up during mobile use.
  • You have more free space in your device as you can delete various preinstalled Apps.
  • Rooting would help your device to install tracking Apps, so that you can track your mobile, in situations like loss or theft.
  • You are able to install custom ROMs that enhance your flash memory. You get more storage, when you perform Android ONE rooting.
  • You can download more Apps, which were "incompatible" before your Android ONE was rooted.

How to root Android ONE devices with Android ONE Toolkit

Apart from other leading software applications available in the market, you can also root your Android ONE mobile using Android ONE toolkit. It supports only Android devices and helps to recover flash memory, relocks or unlocks – root locked or unlocked Bootloader, and allows single/bulk APK installation.

Rooting with Android ONE toolkit is quite a lengthy and time consuming process, more over you have to be very attentive towards the process or you may end up bricking your Android device. Ensure to take necessary backups and charge the battery before starting the rooting process.

Let’s go through the step-by-step process to download Android ONE Toolkit and root an Android ONE device.

1. Download the Android ONE Toolkit software to your PC from the internet for free. Install it once download is complete.

2. Connect your Android ONE device and the computer using a USB cable. Launch Android ONE Toolkit and select "Install Drivers". You should see your device in the list.

main screen of android one toolkit

3. Click "Unlock Bootloader" to let the device enter fastboot mode. Unlock the Bootloader with your device specific key and click "Flash Recovery". Wait a few seconds.

Unlock Bootloader

4. Once the recovery is flashed on screen, click on "Root" to initiate Android ONE device rooting. Disconnect your device from the computer when rooting is complete.

click Root

5. Check if SuperSU is installed in your phone or not. In case it is missing, download from Google Play Store and launch the App. If a popup appears, when you click "Check Root Access" and asks root permission, you have successfully rooted your Android ONE device.

SuperSU installed

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